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Architect of excess: Robert Duncan and the American pragmatist sublime
"Architect of Excess: Robert Duncan and the American Pragmatist Sublime" examines three historical phases of the poet Robert Duncan's writing within the aesthetic and philosophical context of an American pragmatist sublime. ...
External goods from Socrates to the Stoics
It is of central concern to ancient Greek ethics to account adequately for the intuitive, yet problematic, claim that our achievement of [varepsilon]υδαιμoνια is subject to the influence of contingent circumstance and ...
The limit of failure: Perversion in psychoanalysis and temporality in ethical philosophy
This dissertation aims to ask a question about the philosophy of limits. It does so primarily though investigations into two disciplines: psychoanalysis and ethical philosophy. These two parts are introduced and contextualized ...
Corpses and cogitos and the sympathetic self: Exhuming sovereignty and its sympathetic subjects
My first chapter, an outline of the structure of sympathy in Adam Smith, Kant, and Locke, focuses on the philosophical and anthropological relation between sympathy and politics, principally as staged within the early-modern ...
A nation unchurched: The Apocalyptic community in Massachusetts Bay, 1620--1713
A Nation Unchurched: The Apocalyptic Community in Massachusetts Bay, 1620-1713 studies the development of the Puritan sense of their own community during the colony's first 100 years. The Introduction offers a close reading ...